Drone/UAV Video and Photography Services in Dorset and the UK

YOUR PROPERTY, WEDDING, GOLF COURSE, TOWN, CITY OR BUSINESS FROM THE AIR!

CAA qualified, licensed and insured drone pilot shooting aerial video in Dorset and the UK. Up to 4K RAW video with high resolution photography from the air for your business portfolio or promotion.

Aerial Video in Dorset - CAA License

As part of my ongoing commitment to providing a unique, professional and efficient service in Weymouth, Dorset, Southern England and the rest of ​Britain,​ since 2015 I have been offering full 4K aerial video and photography services in the UK.

This required a large amount of time, investment and official hoops that needed to be jumped through. The procedures included attending and completing the courses and exams set by the CAA which are a requirement for legally flying the drones commercially.

For more than 3 years now, I have been a qualified BNUC-s pilot with full insurance (including £5 million public and property indemnity). I have all the relevant licenses in place from the Civil Aviation Authority to shoot commercially.

SAMPLE VIDEOS

Automotive Leisure Promotional Video - Eriba Caravan Dealer in Dorset

Heathfield House - Property Promotion in the New Forest

Kate’s Cottage – Property Promotion in Weymouth, Dorset

A Collection of Sample Aerial Video Clips Mixed With Other Video Techniques

Manpower

As well as myself, I have access to a professional, dedicated and highly skilled team to deal with just about anything you need for your business. We shoot:

We can integrate your aerial footage and into longer commercial, event or existing videos on the day. Please check out some sample footage above and contact us to discuss any projects you may have coming up in the future.

Drones and the UK Laws

We use high tech drones (UAV's or “unmanned Aerial Vehicles) with up to 4K RAW/1080p high definition cameras. These shoot with varying frame rates and are able to fly these anywhere in the UK whilst abiding by the following restrictions set out by the CAA.

  • Maximum range of 500m horizontally
  • Maximum height of 400ft
  • Over or within 150 metres of any congested area
  • Over or within 150 metres of an organised open-air assembly of more than 1,000 persons;
  • Within 50 metres of any vessel, vehicle or structure which is not under the control of the person in charge of the aircraft
  • Within 50 metres of any person except during take-off or landing, the aircraft must not be flown within 30 metres of any person except for the person in charge of the aircraft.

The reason we use UAV’s (drone’s) and not a full scale helicopter or plane is simply the cost. The more we can save on the outlay, the more you save on our services. The footage remains the same high quality either way. In fact, the footage from a UAV can be way more dramatic and exciting! I am able to manoeuvre it into so many more different and unique perspectives.

Aerial Video Services for Dorset and UK

We are now able to offer a wide range of aerial video services throughout the UK including:

  • Property Video - Great aerial views for promoting and selling your house
  • Golf Course Video (with narration) - Amazing drone footage for clients to watch on your website prior to playing the course
  • Wedding Video - Aerial clips will only play a small part in the already extensive photo and videography coverage offered
  • ​Event Video - Capture your commercial or family event from the sky, ground, everywhere
  • Aerial Demo Reels - The aerial aspect will be added to your business promo video to add that certain “je ne sais quoi”
  • Stock - If you need some aerial footage taken to add to your existing project, we can help, whatever you need

Output Resolutions

Filming is available in the following resolutions (output to MP4, MOV or Cinema DNG (RAW):

UHD (4K) 4096x2160:

23.98p, 25p

UHD (4K)  3840x2160:

23.98p, 25p, 29.97p

2.7K  ​ 2704x1520:

30p. 25p

FHD (1080p) 1920x1080:

24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p

HD (720p) 1280x720:

24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p

You can rest assured that this is a safe, reliable and totally amazing experience for your business’s exposure and credibility. Certain safeguards are always in place to give you peace of mind:

  • Full third party indemnity insurance up to £5 million
  • Licensed, CAA regulated and fully trained BNUC-s operators
  • Flying equipment fitted with built in GPS and high-tech safety features such as the failsafe “return to home” in the event of a malfunction

Just think about all the ways in which you can boost your company’s marketing with this unique and distinguishing perspective!

Other Relevant Information

Obviously filming aerial video takes a certain amount of skill, training and experience. Prior to any commercial contracts being undertaken, a full scale safety brief and flight check is necessary in order to abide by the CAA regulations covering things such as:

  • Location
  • Flight time
  • Flight duration
  • Altitude to be flown
  • Weather conditions
  • Number of people present
  • Payload (weight of camera gear)

Plus a log of each flight will also be documented which will include all of the above.

We work all of the south coast of England…Weymouth and Dorset (and beyond) including Exeter, Devon, Salisbury, Bristol, Bath, Poole, Bournemouth, Southampton, Brighton, Kent and pretty much the whole of the UK.

Areas Covered

We are happy to travel anywhere in the UK or Europe but we're based around and closest to: Dorset, Devon, Hampshire, Somerset, Sussex, Kent and London.

Prices

Prices for work vary depending on the location and UAV used and start from £250 for two hours (including travel). All prices below include the completion of all relevant paperwork such as pre-site and on-site surveys, risk assessments, aviation traffic checks and so on. They also include all images and video clips with rights to edit, publish and use anywhere.

Please note:

If you use a NON-licensed, NON-qualified pilot for commercial work and something goes wrong (and the blades of a UAV can do serious bodily harm), both you and the pilot could be liable for damages. Please ensure that you do your homework on any pilots you are thinking of hiring.

The majority of the work we do requires just one operator. In order to keep costs down, a member of your staff can act as "spotter". This is simply to look out for low flying aircraft, birds or general public that tend to flock towards the drone at times. We use two pilots for more complicated work where one pilot will fly and the other will operate the camera. We can also have two pilots flying at the same time if required.

Hours and Pilots

Price

Up to 2 hours on site (local survey, property shoot, inspection) in 4K/1080p

£250

Full day 1 Pilot (including pre-flight paperwork and supply)

£650

Full day 2 Pilots (including pre-flight paperwork and supply)

£995

Half day 1 Pilot (4 hours )

£450

Half day 2 Pilots (4 hours )

£695

Extras

  • Full edits, video compilations and various outputs (DVD, Vimeo, YouTube, MP4, AVI, MOV etc) available on request
  • Ground video using 4K/HD video cameras
  • High resolution stills photography
  • Sourcing and adding royalty free music
  • ​Travel @ 45ppm

All extras are priced either on a unit cost (music etc), per hour basis or day/half day rate. If your requirements don’t fit into any of the above or if you have a job that requires multiple days, please get in touch to discuss.

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Aerial Video in Dorset
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